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software ??
« on: April 13, 2008, 04:46:11 PM »
Hi cnc'ers

New to cnc and have not long had mach3 and a romaxx cnc, I'm after some advice on cad programs for the beginner I've tried vcarve pro which is good but a bit highly priced for a newby

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Re: software ??
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 06:49:13 AM »
Are you looking for CAD or CAM? CAD is a drawing programme, CAM takes a drawing and produces toolpaths from it then gives you G-Code.
 There is a CAM programme that comes with Mach, its called LazyCAM and should be installed when you installed Mach. Its still Beta but may do what you want. Also if you look at the Links button at the top of the forum you should see some links to CAD and CAM programmes.
Re: software ??
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 03:15:13 PM »
Cheers Hood I'll have a look